Costa Rica is a paradise for those seeking to spend their holidays in an active adrenaline-fuelled way with a wide selection of guided outings offered. Here are some of the outdoor activities Costa Rica provides:
The country provides numerous zipline courses flying across canyons, through treetops and over beaches. Amongst the most popular sites offering ziplining adventure is Arenal Volcano National Park providing the route through the primary rainforest of Costa Rica.
The terrain of the country is quite diverse ranging from magnificent beaches to kilometers of black lava surrounding Arenal Volcano, hence, the hiking opportunities are limitless. If you do not like the idea of hiking on your own, there is a great variety of tours and local guides you can hire in almost every part of the country, amongst which is the unique biological reserve of Carara National Park featuring a 3-hour hike through primary rainforests.
Costa Rica boasts the warm waters of the Caribbean and an abundant underground world, especially at the small reef near Manzanillo, which provides great opportunities for diving and snorkeling. The best sites for this would be Bahía Ballena and Playa Panamá, to name a few.
Amongst other outdoor activities in Costa Rica, surfing takes a leading position in popularity. The crystal waters and mighty waves create perfect conditions for you to go on surfing holidays. If you are a beginner looking to improve your surfing skills, there are many schools in Mal País, Jacó and Santa Teresa offering surfing courses as well as a wide circle of shops renting surfboards.
Horseback riding tour is one of the most efficient ways to get yourself acquainted with the country’s countryside. You will be able to find horseback riding tour in almost every part of the country. Some of the tours will lead you to stunning viewpoints, past waterfall and along the coastline. Depending on your level of fitness and, various trails are offered. If you are willing to do some shopping, there are special routes catering specifically for this purpose too.